Founded in 1989, by Carol Roquemore, Canine Support Teams provides Service Dogs to increase the mobility and independence of someone with disabilities while simultaneously providing loving companionship. Canine Support Teams is a non-profit organization, made possible by the many people who give of their time, energy, money and love for the purpose of enhancing the lives of those affected by disabilities.
CST Service Dogs are placed with people with a wide range of disabilities - some obvious, some invisible. Our Service Dogs are taught to assist their partners by turning lights on and off, pushing elevator buttons, retrieving dropped or hard to reach items, bracing to help clients stand or sit, opening and closing doors and drawers and barking to get help. In addition, these dogs help to serve as an ice-breaker in public situations and provide constant companionship for their partners.
Social Dogs are placed with individuals in nursing homes or in group care facilities. Interaction with dogs has been proven to have a strong, positive neurological and psychological impact. All dogs accepted into the training program must pass rigorous health and temperament tests. Most of our dogs are purpose bred from reputable, well-known breeders. However, the demand for well-trained Service Dogs is increasing and we are using more shelter-rescued dogs that are hand-selected by our professional training staff for temperament & suitability to meet this growing need.
Your ongoing support ensures CST’s ability to provide Service Dogs to our clients and in turn allows someone with a disability to achieve a new level of independence and autonomy. We couldn’t do what we do without your generous help to continue our mission to change the way the world thinks about disabilities…one dog at a time.
Canine Support Teams, Inc
26500 Scott Rd
Menifee, CA 92584
PO Box 891767
Temecula, CA 92589-1767
Phone: 951 301-3625 951 301-3625
Fax: 951 301-3605